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ROSEBURG, Ore. – Face masks and physical distancing are no longer required at Umpqua Community College (UCC). Starting Monday, July 12, the campus will fully reopen to offer face-tof-ace services for students and those who wish to enroll at UCC. This is the first time in 15 months the College has been able to openly […]

Steamboat, Ore. – The Jack Fire, that ignited late Monday afternoon has nearly doubled in size since Wednesday. The fire is 4,224 acres with 0% containment. The fire is burning in grass and timber east of Glide. Fire crews are creating containment lines and defensible space while scouting for contingent containment lines. Engines and aircraft […]

Steamboat, Ore. – Due to the Jack Fire, some campgrounds and roads have been closed to the pubic. Closure Area is described as an area starting at the confluence of the North Umpqua River and Rattlesnake Creek in T26S R2E Section I 3, then following Rattlesnake Creek to its northernmost headwaters in T25 l/2 S […]

Douglas County, Ore. – The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution declaring a State of Emergency for Douglas County today, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at their Weekly Business Meeting, in response to the Jack Fire burning up the North Umpqua Hwy (Oregon Hwy 138) near Dry Creek. At the time of the declaration, […]

ROSEBURG, Ore. – JULY 6, 2021 – Firefighters are actively suppressing a wildfire near Steamboat, approximately 30 miles east of Glide, Oregon on the North Umpqua Ranger District. The Jack Fire, which is currently estimated at 900 acres, was reported on Monday, July 5, 2021 at 5 p.m. and is burning in grass and timber […]

This weekend Douglas County will experience an unusual heat wave not common for this time of year. This has created a sudden need for cooling centers around the county. At the time of publishing there are only a couple of places offering relief from the freak heatwave that begins Friday and will stretch well into […]

Douglas County, Ore. – After joining other counties in sending a number of letters to Oregon Governor Brown in the past regarding COVID-19 mandates due to risk levels, Douglas County Commissioners have drafted and sent their own letter. This time, to confront ‘enhanced’ unemployment benefits the county commissioners believe, if ended will encourage people to […]

ROSEBURG, Ore. – A Roseburg woman died in a traffic crash on Thursday night on Del Rio Road. On May 27, 2021, at approximately 6:36 pm, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a serious two vehicle crash in the area of Del Rio Road near Wilbur Road. Deputies arrived on scene and discovered a 2002 […]

(Douglas County, Ore.) As you embark on your Memorial Day weekend adventures, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners are very excited to announce that they have decided to eliminate the day use parking fees at all Douglas County operated Parks starting tomorrow, Friday, May 28, 2021. The change comes ahead of schedule, as the Douglas […]

IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. – After 17 nights in the wilderness, 69 year-old Harry Burleigh has been found alive and rescued by Search and Rescue crews who never gave up. On Sunday, May 23, 2021, Douglas County Search and Rescue conducted another mission in the area of Calf Creek after Burleigh’s fishing gear was found last […]